It’s been a few months without any purchases outside of cheap oldies, and of course there was a Steam Sale wanting to change that, and change that it has. The Steam Sale always has a weakness for me, simply because I’m something of a cheapskate (used games on consoles made me feel like a child in a toy store), and with the hefty discounts I ended up unable to help myself.
I tried a different method this time, and gave myself a fixed budget. I used Steam’s Wallet function to limit how much I was spending. I gave myself a fixed budget of £30, and worked with that. Once my money was gone, it was gone.
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Image source for the header image comes from Blood Omnicide, a 3D remake of Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen.
Having used the Pile of Shame for a while, I think it’s time I widened the net for gaming into something I’m calling KaePlays. This is more a summarisation of the games I’ve been playing, regardless of whether they are on my Pile of Shame or not. The Pile of Shame will continue though. I just feel that excluding games that I enjoy playing that are not in the Pile limits what I can write.
I have become something of a comfort gamer as of late. I have stuck to titles that I know and love with a few exceptions. I dug out the PS2 again, bought a component cable and found myself wanting to play a few of the older titles that I have, then swiftly swapping it back to the old cable between PS2 and PSx games (due to most TVs unable to handle 240p, the PSx’s native resolution, without using SCART/RCA connections). Digging out games like Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen (a title that was on my Pile of Shame) was frankly a lot of fun.
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It’s been a few days since this was announced, but I only heard about it today. Humble Bundle is now forcing the linking of a Humble Bundle account to a Steam account and automatically registering the games bought to the linked account. Up until the most recent weekly offering the bundles’ Steam option was keys per piece of content.
Now I didn’t know that giving people codes for games that you have duplicates of is against the Terms of Service for Humble Bundle, and I’m sure there are tens of thousands that will stand up and admit to giving their keys away. I’m among them, as I like to give the spares to Julia. We’ve been in a situation where I said I wouldn’t buy a deal because there’s not enough there that I’m interested in and she’ll end up tipping me over the edge because she wants a couple of the games that I didn’t, or already have copies of in my account. It never came across my mind that people would hoard these keys then sell them after the bundle was over for a profit.
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